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Simon St.Laurent wrote
> I'll admit to getting fed up with typing end-tags on occasion. However, I
> find typing it far simpler than trying to sort out the meaning of:
> Figuring out where the end tags belong can still become a non-trivial
> problem quite rapidly.
True, but my suggestion does not prevent you using the name in the closing
tag when it is useful. Also, I imagine you normally use some kind of
indentation to make the suggested case a little easier to read.
> If you want that short form, or any of the other short forms you list, I'd
> strongly recommend writing some simple code that converts from the short
> form to the more verbose XML 1.0.
Sure, I was thinking of adding these extensions (perhaps they should be
called contractions) as an option to ElCel's xmlcanon . Would anybody
find this useful?